In the latest NPD Sales Call of Duty: Black Ops III topped the software sales charts and impressively was higher than Advanced Warfare making the title it’s highest selling game since 2013. Led by the Sony PS4 taking the sales lead overall retail sales were up 2% year over year. Retail hardware sales were up 11% year over year. Retail software sales were down 7% year over year. Madden NFL 16 and NBA 2K16 held strong at #4 and #5 on the software sales charts.

Software:

1.) Call of Duty: Black Ops III – (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC | Activision Blizzard)
2.) Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Bethesda Softworks)
3.) Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Electronic Arts)
4.) Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Electronic Arts)
5.) NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Take-Two)
6.) FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Electronic Arts)
7.) Need For Speed (PS4, Xbox One | Electronic Arts)
8.) Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One | Microsoft)
9.) Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Ubisoft)
10.) Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 | Ubisoft)

Software Notes

  • “November 2015 was the best month for Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U software ever, exceeding the second-best month December 2014, by 34 percent,” said Callahan.
  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the top title in November 2015 with sales exceeding that of its predecessor, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” said Callahan.
  • “Fallout 4 performed extremely well. Adjusting for days within the data month, this was the best Fallout launch in the history of the franchise having sold over 70 percent more units than Fallout: New Vegas and 9 percent more units than Fallout 3. In fact, Fallout 4’s launch is more comparable to Bethesda Softworks’ other successful launch of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.”
  • “EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront had the best first month sales for any Star Wars game, exceeding Star Wars: Force Unleashed by 21 percent,” said Callahan.
  • November was the biggest month ever for the PlayStation Store, and this year’s Black Friday was the best Black Friday in PlayStation history.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the best selling game since 2013